Home Cooked Meal Delivery For Seniors
Homestyle Direct is a service that delivers home cooked meals to seniors. The meals are very affordable
at around $6 each and are individually packaged so once in your home, all you have to do is reheat them and
enjoy. Homestyle Direct takes the fuss out of meal preparation and can eliminate the need to make frequent
trips to the grocery store.
In a few select states, the meals from Homestyle
Direct are paid for by Medicaid if you have been approved. In that case, your meals will be sent to your
home free of charge and Homestyle Direct will bill Medicaid directly.
If you are paying for the meals yourself, you can order
no matter what state you live in. The meals will be delivered to your door by UPS or by a staff driver if you
live close to the facility.
Home cooked meals are prepared and then quick frozen so
they maintain the perfect texture and flavor. Meals are shipped out each Monday so you are encouraged to place
your order in plenty of time. Homestyle Direct can also set up an autoship program so you don't have to worry
about running out of food if you forget to place an order in time. You can also order meals individually, in
the amount you choose as long as your order totals at least $50.
Your meals will be packed in dry ice to stay fresh during shipping. When they
arrive, it is recommended to place a few meals in the refrigerator to let them thaw slowly. Meals in the
freezer are said to retain their fresh flavor for up to six months.
Homestyle Direct creates the meals with the nutritional needs of seniors in mind.
While you can pick and choose the meals you like best, each meal is predetermined as far as sides and entrees
go. Substitutions are not allowed because each meal is put together to deliver optimum nutrition. Together each
meal has 1/3 of the daily nutritional recommendations. You'll get a starch, main entrée, and vegetable with
lunch and dinner. Breakfast includes a starch, protein, and may even have fruit. Soups and desserts can be
added as options.
Homestyle Direct can accommodate special diets for seniors too. You can choose
carb controlled meals that contain less than 45 grams of carbohydrates each. Heart healthy meals have less than
30% fat; less than 10% is saturated. Low calorie meals provide less than 500 calories each.
To take advantage of these prepared senior meals, you need to be able to heat
them in a microwave or oven. They arrive frozen and should be thawed completely before heating. The container
can be placed in the microwave or oven. If warming a meal in the oven, the plastic top should be exchanged for
a sheet of foil.
It is important not to overcook the meals from Homestyle Direct or they will
become too dry and tough. When heated properly, the meals are said to taste like good home cooking. Homestyle
Direct allows you to enjoy a tasty, healthy meal, without having to shop, cook, or do dishes. It’s a convenient
and affordable senior prepared meal plan that will eliminate many problems seniors face with food